June 15, 2021

Paradise For Sale: How the Caribbean is being defined in terms of tourism

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By Daniela Sosa Roque From Ryerson Folio One of the key components of a good vacation is hot, sunny weather. Add still waters, crystal clear beaches and a five-star resort to the equation, and you have the perfect getaway. An escape from the robotic nine-to-five job and bleak winter weather. This white sandy beach narrative […]

New look Carnival Paradise

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Carnival Paradise cruise ship sports a new look By Frances McMorris and Susan Lundine – Orlando Business Journal The Carnival Paradise is back from a monthlong hiatus looking like a brand new ship. The 2,052-passenger cruise vessel came out of a 32-day, multimillion-dollar dry dock that allowed it to undergo a major facelift. Cabins were […]

Royal Caribbean owned cruise line ending operations later this year

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By Ben Souza From Cruise Fever Royal Caribbean and Ctrip have announced that they are ending operations for their SkySea Cruise Line later this year. SkySea Cruise Line, the first smart contemporary cruise line specifically developed for the Chinese market, has been operating SkySea Golden Era since May 2015. By the time of the final […]

Royal Caribbean International plans a billionaire investment

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From Sip2Shore.it The US cruise group will spend 900 million USD to refurbish 10 ships and another 200 million to upgrade an island in the Caribbean Royal Caribbean International (RCI) announced it is to embark on a USD multi-billion investment in new buildings, vessel upgrades as well as new private island destinations. The ‘Royal Amplified’ […]

Royal Caribbean will take delivery of Symphony of the Seas on March 23

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By Matt Hochberg From Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean will take delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event will celebrate the handing over of the ship from French shipyard STX France to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The ship cost 1.2 billion euros, and will be the 13th […]

Royal Caribbean invites travelers to amp up their weekends

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Reimagined Mariner of the Seas Infuses More Adventure than Ever in Quick Caribbean Getaways MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean International is inviting adventure seekers to break out of their ordinary routine and take their weekends to new heights with the debut of the reimagined Mariner of the Seas. After an extensive $90 million […]

2018: Year to clean up the Great Lakes

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From Public News Services MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Advocates say they’re are hoping 2018 will be a year of better water quality in the Great Lakes and oceans. Carolyn Box, science program director at 5 Gyres, said by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the water than fish, with 95 percent of […]

Laura B. Miller named Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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MIAMI, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) announced today that Laura B. Miller has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  Miller joins Royal Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies for leading companies including ADT Corporation, Coca-Cola and Raytheon Company.  Miller will […]

Cruise leaders, new website go to bat for the Caribbean

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From Seatrade Cruise News A new Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association websitedetails how the Caribbean is open for business and destinations want travelers to return because it helps hurricane recovery. Caribbeanisopen.com is part of theFCCA’s million-dollar campaign to get the word out that most destinations are fine and welcoming travelers. The site includes a map and a […]

After September hurricanes, Florida’s Keys and other islands ready to welcome tourists

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By Rosemary McClure From Los Angeles Times After September hurricanes some islands, including Florida’s Keys, are ready again for cruise ships and tourists. Powerful storms battered the Caribbean, slamming into so many islands that it may seem to outsiders that none of them escaped harm. Not true. Many islands were outside the paths of Irma, […]